The 12th Annual LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, 01.30.2021. Can’t Wait!!

We are proud to say that the LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, supporting U.S. military veterans, has become the largest and most successful ice fishing derby in Northeast Illinois.

We have a great time in support of a great cause, our veterans, active duty and their families. So, come on out and join us for a great morning of fishing and fun. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!!! Huge warm hut!

  • Coffee and hot chocolate will be available in registration tent.
  • Huge parking lot available next to the lake.  ATV/UTV/Snowmobiles welcome (All must be insured and snowmobiles must be registered as per IL law).
  • Event staff will assist in getting you and your gear out to your favorite spot
  • Registration tent will be open at 5a.m. but no lines in the water till 7a.m.
  • Bait available in tent at 5am.
  • Village shanty fees waived!


Times: Saturday: 7am

Fishing begins at 7am, with registration beginning at 5am. Entry forms can be downloaded from the rules page to help speed up the process. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for the biggest northern, bass, crappie, bluegill, and perch. There also will be side raffles for additional prizes.


Lake View Villa Beachfront
Monroe just South of Bonner Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084